Heat deflectors

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by talon2fe, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. talon2fe

    talon2fe Member

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    Has anyone used the heat deflectors Harley sells. The ones that mount under the seat by your thighs?
     
  2. walleye

    walleye Junior Member Contributor

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    Yup, My 09 came with them. They work, but there is no getting around the heat a big V twin puts out. Best remedy I have found is Synthetic oil, fuel management (TFI for me) and foot pegs on the engine gaurd. (Gets your legs away from the engine):s If you don't have them, they are worth having IMO.
     
  3. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    yep i have um but i would try RJS orginals instead the owner is a member here

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  4. Bobs105

    Bobs105 New Member

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    I added them to my '08. At first I could tell the difference in the amount of heat. After a few days, my stock exhaust was still cookin' my leg at stop lights. Still, not bad for the $50.
     
  5. ChopperDoc

    ChopperDoc Active Member

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    I installed the HD mid-frame heat shields on my '00 FLHTC and the difference is dramatic. In addition to shielding your legs, they deflect air downward around the rear head-pipe.

    I looked at the Kurakyn smoked shields because I thought they looked better but didn't like the way they mounted.

    The RJS's look like an extension of the seat and look like they should be there. Lots of choices and like everything else it comes down to getting the look that fits you.
     
  6. Slapp

    Slapp Junior Member

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    I used the Kuryakyn ones they work great.
     
  7. BlackG30

    BlackG30 Member

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    Also using the kuryakyn ones. Better than nothing, it is true that thights become cooler but you are going to feel heat in lower legs.
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  8. talon2fe

    talon2fe Member

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    Awesome! Thanks for all the advice. I think Ill get em. Took a ride to Panama City Beach today and about cooked my leg off. Deff need highway pegs too.
     
  9. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Talon, a heat deflector like RJ's would help and forward pegs as well. Is your exhaust system "stock" or are they higher up...may add to the "roasting"...

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  10. talon2fe

    talon2fe Member

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    Yep my system is stock. Except for some slip-ons. I plan on getting pegs, but man those things are expensive.